SEIKO 49er European Championship – New Format – New Sailors

The 49er Class returns to its roots on Lake Garda this week to contest the 2012 European and Youth World Championship. Lake Garda has held numerous high profile events over the past few months, but the 49ers will be showcasing a new style of racing promising some highlights and exciting action.

Racing began on Sunday with a long distance race that spanned 9 kilometers of the Lake; a tour de Garda with varying conditions and legs of the course. After 1 hour and 20 minutes, the Alonso brothers of Spain outlasted the 63 other teams and crossed the line first followed by the Italian Savio brothers and Croatian Olympians Pavle Kostov and Petar Cupac.

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